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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Events


Book Share with Yuyi Morales and Warren Binford

April 13, 2021
7:00 pm EST

Online Program

In Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz, the largely untold stories of individual children detained at the US-Mexico border are told in their own words in both English and Spanish. Compiled by international children’s advocate Warren Binford for Project Amplify, this moving picture book for older children and families compassionately introduces this difficult topic while providing an urgent call to action and simple steps to help.

Join Pura Belpré Medal and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Yuyi Morales in conversation with compiler Warren Binford as they discuss the book and their work amplifying the voices of the more than 300,000 children detained at the US–Mexico border.

Register here.


PARTNER EVENT: UMass Fine Arts Center Presents A Manual Cinema Monster Movie: Leonardo & Sam

April 11, 2021
7:00 pm
$12.00 per household/device

UMass Fine Arts Center presents: A Manual Cinema Monster Movie Leonardo & Sam: the Terrible Monster and the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively.
Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just...isn’t.  Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship?

Inspired by the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending projection, DIY cinema, music, and immersive sound by critically-acclaimed multimedia artists Manual Cinema, Leonardo & Sam tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make. 
Performance to be followed by Q&A 
Access is available for 72 hours.  Use discount code "Carle10Sam" to save $2.  The discount is limited to first come, first served.  Click here for tickets.
The Carle is a proud co-sponsor of this Fine Arts Center event.


In the Art Studio

Every Day Art Project: Your Art, Your Voice

April 8 - May 16, 2021
Free with Admission

Inspired by the exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children's Books, create paintings that share the changes you want to see in the world.  

In the Art Studio by appointment, take-away bag at the Admissions Desk, or via curbside pickup.


In Conversation with Roger Mello and Peter Sís

April 1, 2021

Online Program

Join Hans Christian Andersen award-winners Roger Mello and Peter Sís as they come together to discuss their incredible bodies of work, what compels them to create children's books, and the deeply personal stories they both bring to life in their illustrations. Moderated by Lisa von Drasek, curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota. Co-hosted by Archipelago Books.

Roger Mello has illustrated over 100 titles – 22 of which he also wrote – and his unique style and adroit sense of color continues to push the boundaries of children’s book illustration. He has won numerous awards for writing and illustrating, including three of IBBY’s Luis Jardim Awards, the Best Children’s Book 2002 International Award, and the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2018, You Can’t Be Too Careful! was named a Batchelder Honor Book by the American Library Association. 

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. His books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet Through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were each named Caldecott Honor Books by the American Library Association, and The Wall also was awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal. Sís is the first children’s book illustrator to win the MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2012 won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifelong achievement. His new book is Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued.

Register on Eventbrite.  


Very Hungry Caterpillar Day Members’ Online Celebration

March 21, 2021
Free. Open to Museum Members.

Online event 

Join us as we celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day and the start of spring with a special storytime and art workshop! 

• Enjoy an interactive reading of Eric Carle’s beloved book The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta in English and Spanish, led by translation scholarTal Goldfajn and Carle Literacy Educator David Feinstein. Special thanks to the Spanish and Portuguese Program at UMass Amherst

• Learn how Eric Carle takes ideas, words, and pictures and turns them into the books we love. Learn about his creative process and watch a video of Eric creating a collage!

• Create your own wearable art in a virtual workshop with Carle Art Educator Meg Nicoll as you turn paper into caterpillar-inspired costumes!

•Online Shop sale all weekend! Members save 30 percent! Log into your account online and be entered to win a Very Hungry Caterpillar gift basket in our raffle.

  • In store sale is Sunday, March 21.

Sign up today on Eventbrite. Zoom link and art workshop details will be provided.



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